Britain withdraws all staff from Yemen embassy
LONDON (AFP) - Britain said on Tuesday that it had withdrawn all staff from its embassy in Yemen, after the United States ordered its citizens to leave the country following a worldwide terror alert.
"Due to increased security concerns, all staff in our Yemen embassy have been temporarily withdrawn, and the embassy will remain closed until staff are able to return," a statement from the Foreign Office said.
Britain was among several Western countries to close their embassies at the weekend following US warnings of an Al-Qaeda attack.
In a fresh alert on Tuesday, the United States ordered Americans to leave Yemen immediately and withdrew all non-essential US government staff.